Job Charecteristics Model

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1. What is the job characteristics model? How does it motivate employees?
A job that proposes that any job can be described in terms of five core job dimensions, skill variety, task identity, task significance, autonomy, and feedback. When employees receive feedback from the five core job dimensions a motivating potential score (MPS) is calculated through their performance and a company can then assess if their employees are motivated through satisfaction.

2. What are the three major ways that jobs can be redesigned? In your view, what situations would one of the methods be favored over others? Job rotation, Job enrichment, and Flextime. In my view flextime is definitely favored. To have the ability to work at your convenience (but meeting task) is a huge motivation for me. Some may need a structured environment and time accountability but not me. Flextime keeps the pressures of working and balancing life even. The ability to do what is needed at home and work can keep everyone happy.

3. What are the three alternative work arrangements of flextime, job sharing, and telecommuting? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Flextime allows you to work at your semi-convenience, Job sharing is when two people work a job alternately doing the job of what a full-time employee would do but cost the company less in wages, telecommuting is working at least two days or more a week from a computer linked to company. The advantages of these work arrangements are flextime gives you the time you need for balance of work and life, job sharing allows the employee to be a dual earner and a benefit to the company is that is cost them less in paying wages, telecommuting allows employee to work from the convenience of their home, don’t have to get dressed, save money on traveling work expenses. The dis advantages are; Flextime & telecommuting has no…...

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